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CSI College of Commerce, Dharwad, Karnataka
Dharwad
Karnataka, India
Pin Code : 580001


CSI College of Commerce, Dharwad Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. CSI College of Commerce, Dharwad Karnataka is managed by Society: BMHECS. CSI College of Commerce, Dharwad Karnataka was established on / in 1956.


Principal of CSI College of Commerce, Dharwad Karnataka is Dr. I. S Malekar.

CSI College of Commerce is situated in Dharwad of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at CSI College of Commerce, Dharwad Karnataka are 9008447249.

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Contact Details of CSI College of Commerce, Dharwad Karnataka are : 0836-2747029



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CSI College of Commerce, Dharwad Karnataka runs course(s) in Commerce stream(s).
B.Com
BCA

Approval details: CSI College of Commerce is affiliated with Karnatak University, Dharwad (Karnataka)



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NAAC report of CSI College of Commerce

SECTION-I
INTRODUCTION
CSI College of Commerce came into existence on 11th August, 1973, in Dharwad, Karnataka. It is affiliated to the Karnatak University, Dharwad. The institution has completed 32 years after its establishment. It is the only college in the twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad, which is a degree college exclusively offering commerce course. From 2001-02, the college offers the degree course of Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA).

The Management of the college runs besides this commerce college, several primary schools, high schools, Pre-University courses and degree colleges.

The main objective of the college is to provide employment-oriented education for students. The institution has as its aim, the ability to help students to develop their wholesome personality.

The CSI college of Commerce, Dharwad has submitted its Self Study Report in February, 2006 to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore for Re-assessment and Accreditation of the College. NAAC has constituted a Peer Team for the purpose of Re-Accreditation and Assessment of the College.

The Peer Team was constituted with Dr.S. LAKSHMI, former Vice Chancellor, Mother Teresa Women's University, Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu) as Chairperson, Prof.B.G. Jadhav, Principal, Marathwada Mitra Mandal's College of Commerce, Pune, Maharashtra as Member-coordinator and Dr. P. Mohamed, Principal, Unity Women's College, Manjeri, P.O. Narukaa, Malappuram, Kerala as Member.

The Peer Team visited the college on April 3-4, 2006. Prior to the visit, the Team has gone through the Self-study Report submitted by the college and has made a detailed analysis of the facts provided therein. During the visit, the Peer Team members interacted extensively with the Management, the Principal, the teaching faculty, the non-teaching staff, students (past and present) and parents. The team members went through relevant documents and records to validate the Self Study Report. The members visited the learning resources and institutional facilities such as class rooms, departments, laboratories, library and others. Based on the details provided by the college and as per the requirement of the criteria of NAAC, the Re-Assessment Report has been prepared.

This college is a Grant-in-Aid institution and is affiliated to the Karnatak University, Dharwad. The college enjoys UGC recognition under 2(f) (03-06-1983) and 12(B) (07-01-1993). The University Act provides for autonomy. The college is yet to apply for the status of autonomy. The campus area of the college is 3.0 acres with 13,449.81 sq.mtrs. of built-in area. The institution is urban in location. The courses offered are two UG programmes in (1) B.Com. and (2) B.C.A. There are 8 departments in the college. B.C.A. course is offered under the Self-financing mode.

The college has 19 teachers; out of which, 10 (7M+3W) are permanent, 03 (1M+2W) are temporary but full-time and 06 (3M+3W) are part-time. This is an Aided college which follows the norms prescribed by the Government of Karnataka for recruitment of staff both teaching and non-teaching. The Management has recruited 3 full-time lecturers, 5 non-teaching staff and 3 technical staff - the latter for the computer laboratory. In addition to this, part-time lecturers are also appointed. Part-time teachers are six (3M+3W). The administrative staff are 17 (13M+4W).

The number of students enrolled for the current academic year for B.Com. (I, II + III) is 809 (489 boys + 320 girls). The total number of students enrolled for BCA are 50 (27 boys + 23 girls) for Semester I to VI.

The Unit cost of Education is Rs.5563.15 (with salary), Rs.485.52 (without salary). The college follows the semester system for B.C.A. and has adopted it for B.Com. from 2005-'06. The college had 287 working days during 2004-05.

The goal of the college is to mould the students as all-round personalities and to enable them to face the challenges of contemporary society.

The specific objectives of the college are :

To motivate students through exposure and experience to achieve their goals with maximum competency and excellence in all their endeavors with global standards.

To provide apt opportunities to assimilate the knowledge and to interpret it critically and creatively to become beacons of society around them.

To serve as forum for young people to develop their potentialities in both curricular and extra-curricular aspects.

To develop qualities of ideal citizenship with awareness of civil responsibilities and to provide experiences to inculcate moral and spiritual values.

To facilitate guidance and counselling in matters relating to personal life, career and social living.

The college publishes its prospectus and calendar every year.

SECTION II
CRITERION WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The college has well defined goals and objectives to provide quality education. The stated goal is to mould the students as all round personalities and to enable them to face the challenges of contemporary society; this goal is clearly communicated to the students. Enlightening through education and developing employable skills are the major considerations. Since its inception in 1973, the CSI College of Commerce is affiliated to Karnatak University. Being an affiliated college, the flexibility in curricular aspects is less - a limitation of the affiliating system in general.

The college offers two Undergraduate courses namely B.Com and B.C.A. The latter is a self- financing course offered since 2001-2002. The college offers language options of Hindi, Sanskrit, Kannada and Additional English. The curricula are reviewed and updated frequently by the University. Three teachers have been members of Board of Studies in Commerce. Some of the teachers have made their own contributions in curriculum designing and other academic activities of the University. The Principal Dr. I.S. Malekar is a member of the Examinations Time-table Committee of the University at the UG level and a question setter. Two teachers namely Dr. A.R. Wadakannavar and Prof.S.V. Hegadal are members of the Syllabus Review Committee of the University. Dr.A.R. Wadakannavar is also a member of the Board of Examination of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad and Bangalore. The Physical Education Director Shri.B.C. Sakkari has been the team Manager and coach for several games at the University level. He also acted as a member, Board of Sports, Karnatak University. He is also a visiting faculty in the P.G. Department of Physical Education, Karnatak University.

The academic calendar, syllabi and curricula are made known to the students in the beginning of the academic session itself. The academic audit is done periodically by the University and the Collegiate Education Department of Government of Karnataka. Classroom teaching is supplemented by field visits, educational tours, project works, seminars and others. The Department of Computer Applications has developed Softwares for Office and Library automation.

The college also has industry-neighbourhood network to a limited extent. For example - the Employment and Career Guidance Centre collaborates with Chartered Accountants Association of India, Hubli unit and also ICFAI National College, Hubli. The rural development and community service is held in association with World Vision of India, Dharwad unit.

The college has MOUs with Chartered accountants, Tax consultants and industries of Hubli-Dharwad region, ICFAI and World Vision of India. The Department of English has conducted Spoken English classes frequently.

The college also organises talks by eminent personalities on commerce related contemporary topics, programmes in Computer Literacy and Communication Skills Development.

CRITERION II: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admission to various courses of study are done in accordance with the guidelines of the University and the rules and policies of the Government of Karnataka. Students are admitted on the basis of their academic record in the qualifying examinations. The participation of students in co-curricular activities is also taken into consideration in the selection process. For assessing the students' knowledge and skills after admissions, Induction Analysis is carried out. Remedial classes are conducted for the educationally backward students especially those from rural background. Special guidance in the form of extra coaching classes, providing reference materials etc., are also noteable features. The advanced learners are encouraged to present seminar papers, hold quiz competitions, debates and other intellectual activities. The teachers prepare teaching plans - conspectus, which in turn, are monitored by the Principal in the beginning of every academic year. The semester system has been introduced from 2005-'06. Seminars, discussions and project works supplement the lecture method of teaching. The teaching effectiveness is enhanced by using OHP, LCD and other audio-visuals aids. Invited talks are also held periodically. Out of the 287 working days, 199 are utilised for teaching. The ratio of full-time teachers to part-time teachers has been 13:6 during 2004 -'05. 75% classes are taught by full-time faculty. The examination method is communicated to the students at the beginning of the year itself. Besides, the calendar of events is displayed on the notice boards. There are 10 permanent teachers, 3 full-time but temporary teachers and 6 part-time teachers. There are 17 non-teaching staff. Since there is an appointment ban, the college management has taken steps to fill up the vacancies through Management funds.

The teachers are given opportunity for skill upgradation by participation in seminars/workshops and others. The syllabi are unitised to enhance effectiveness of teaching. The performance of students are monitored at the beginning of the academic year, by conducting class tests. The teacher recruitment is done as per the UGC/ University / State Govt. rules prevailing from time to time. It is specially noteworthy that academic merit is the sole criterion in teacher recruitment whenever there is shortage of teaching staff. The Principal has the freedom to appoint teachers and pay through Management funds, Students' feedback on Campus Experience is collected regularly from the outgoing students. For skill upgradation, some initiatives like Computer Literacy Programmes have been organised for both teaching and non-teaching staff. Many of the teachers have served in different committees of the Karnatak University. Supplementing conventional methods, modern pedagogical tools including ICT are used for class room teaching.

During last two years 7 teachers including the Principal have participated in various national seminars/ workshops. One teacher has presented two papers in international seminars held at Beijing (China), in 1997 and at Salvadar (Brazil) in 2002 respectively. He is also resource person for one of the top business schools of India. The college has a regular system of self-appraisal by the teachers and student assessment of teachers. The college has conducted a Computer Literacy Workshop for both teachers and non-teaching staff during May 2005. The college has international linkage with the Colleges and Universities of Anglican Communion, New York, USA. During the last five years, three students have been sent to Philippines under Cultural Exchange Programme. A few foreign dignitaries have delivered special lectures in the college. An outstanding feature of the college is its achievements both in the fields of academics, sports and games. The college has won the zonal championship in Youth Festival day 2005-'06. The college has consistently produced good results in the University examinations including ranks - securing of second rank in B.Com. being the latest achievement (2004-05). The college has received a Letter of Appreciation from the Director, Commisionerate of Collegiate Education, Government of Karnataka, about the college results. During 2005 -'06 the college has been adjudged as champion in the inter-collegiate youth festival of the Karnataka University.

CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Being an undergraduate commerce college, it has limited scope for research. However, 2 teachers including the Principal are Ph.D holders; 4 have M.Phil; another 3 have registered for Ph.D. Further, research orientation is developed among the students through students projects. Teachers desirous of doing research work and presenting papers are given academic leave. Teachers are also permitted to avail faculty improvement programme of UGC. One Sanskrit teacher has been awarded a research grant Rs.10,000/- from Dr.B.R. bendre Trust funded by Govt.of Karnataka. Teachers extensively guide student projects at the UG level. Further, Dr.I.S. Malekar, the Principal has applied for a Minor Research project and is awaiting sanction from UGC.

The college has made a mark in the extension activities. It has an NSS unit of 100 volunteers. Many students have attended national level leadership camps. 5 students have got Best NSS awards. A few have also attended Republic Day camps. A check-dam has been constructed for an adjoining river by the NSS volunteers during the special camping, 2005-'06. The volunteers have also undertaken activities like Blood donation, Tree planting, Socio-economic service and celebration of Youth Week. The Peer Team could also find a novel initiative by NSS of raising a Book-bank, operated through the general library to support the financially weaker students. Apart from the vibrant routine programmes, construction of 22 Janata houses for the marginalised people in a neighbouring village - mobilising 50% funds from the State Government - is worthy of emulation. The NSS unit has also adopted a village and also constructed a class room for a rural school in the neighbourhood. The college has an Environment Club which helps to create awareness about nature conservation.

Though the college does not have an independent NCC unit at present, students have every opportunity to join NCC since the neighbouring sister institution viz., Kittel Science College extend this facility to CSI College of Commerce. One woman cadet is presently Jr.under Officer. Some of the women cadets have attended All India Girls' Track camp at Neelgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu and also National Integration camps held at Vishakapatnam, Andra Pradesh during 2005-'06. Many cadets are also 'B' and 'C' certificate holders.

Criterion IV - INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The Basel Mission Higher Education Centre has about 3 acres of land. The college has a building of its own. The college maintains the infrastructure out of the fees collected from the students and considerable share from the management. The infrastructure facilities are utilized to the optimum extent. A committee for maintenance of infrastructure of the college looks after the building, cleanliness, water and other facilities.

The college has nine lecture halls. The teaching in these lecture halls is done from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.. A spacious staff common room is provided to the teaching staff members. The college has a computer laboratory which is basically used for the B. Com. Degree course and B.C.A. It has 61 set of computers ( P-IV.) The laboratory is open to the students from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on all working days and during holidays from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. with prior intimation to the students.

The practicals in the laboratory are conducted with the help of Instructors. A hardware expert is appointed on full time basis for maintenance of computers.

The college library has 14,520 books and subscribes to 38 journals and periodicals. The library has a computer and audio, videocassettes & educational CDs. The library works for 280 days from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. It has book bank facility and inter-library borrowings from sister institutions. The college appoints a library committee every year consisting of a few members of the teaching staff and librarian. The library has good circulation services, clipping services, digitalization, photo copy and printing services and user orientation / information literacy facilities. The Library is managed by a fully qualified permanent librarian.

Security arrangements are adequately made for the safety of infrastructure. A specific area for vehicle parking for both staff and students is also provided

in the campus. The vehicle owners are instructed 'Not to sound the horn' after entering the campus. Thus, the college endeavours to control noise pollution.

The college gymkhana has facilities for indoor games. The stadium near the college is hired for events like football, hockey, cricket. In order to promote sports in the college, outstanding sports persons are given preference for admission in the sports quota. Sports costumes are provided to the sports persons who represent the college. Outstanding sports persons, in recognition of their performance are felicitated at the time of the valedictory function. It is commendable that the college teams for the basket ball, netball, lawn table tennis tournaments have won the Inter-collegiate championship at the university level. The college has set up a gymnasium recently. The boys and girls of the college have represented the Karnataka State in different sports events. Since establishment of the college, the college has got as many as 191 sports persons, who have represented Karnataka University. Some students have represented at National/International level events. The college also has shared auditorium.

Those who are in need of hostel facility, accommodation is provided in Ziegler Hostel, Sodar Seva Sadan for boys and in Kittel Ladies Hostel for girls. These hostels are managed by the college Management. The toilet facilities for the boys and girls are adequate. Drinking water facility with water purifier equipments are also available.

Criterion V :- STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college has been catering to the educational needs of the students for the last 32 years. The college has been adopting and accepting the changes keeping in view with the needs and demands of the students from time to time.

The college follows policies and criteria of admission as per the rules and regulation stipulated by Government of Karnataka. Overseas students are also encouraged to take admission in the college. A committee of staff members constituted at the time of admissions, counsels the students regarding the guidelines, subject combination, etc. 18 types scholarships are available to the students based on their performance. The college publishes its prospectus annually. A scholarship amount of Rs. 99,720/- was made available to 26 students of the college belonging to scheduled caste/schedule tribe. Backward class scholarship was awarded to 82 students amounting to Rs.26,400/- during the past year. Financial assistance by the college to 31 students from the students aid fund was made available during the year 2004-05.

The college has an alumni association. Members of the alumni association,who are sportsmen, help the college in coaching the present students. The Alumni are spread all over the globe and some of them have been holding prominent positions in the society. Alumni have been generous in extending their service to the growth of the college especially in the field of sports and career guidance. The college has recreational/leisure time facilitates. Indoor games are duly promoted in the college. Table tennis facilities are available. Facilities for outdoor games like football, hockey, cricket, volleyball and basket ball are provided. The students who take part in sports are supplied with track suits, shoes, spikes and are also given fee concessions. During the athletic meet and other intercollegiate tournaments the athletes and other participants are given TA/DA and two times special diet during practice. Outstanding sports persons are awarded attractive cash prizes by the college and are felicitated at the time of annual gathering.

The college arranges medical check-up of students at least twice in a term. The college has visiting doctors. The Physical Director looks after the health care and fitness of the students. First aid facilities are also provided in the college. Yoga training classes are conducted for both staff and the students. Special counseling sessions for girls are conducted regularly in collaboration with the family planning association of India, Dharwad. Telephone, internet and banking facilities are also provided to the students in the campus.

Moral and intellectual support to the students are given by all the teachers through personal counseling. The faculty motivates the students to take part in co-curricular activities like debate, essay writing, quiz, etc. Cultural activities are organized to provide opportunities for students to express their hidden talents, such as singing, acting and communication skills. The college has an employment cell and an additional charge is given to a teacher as a Placement Officer who guides the students in seeking employment and motivates them for entrepreneurship and self employment through guest lectures and interactions with local entrepreneurs. Campus interviews and orientation programs for students are also been organized periodically.

The college miscellany is published every year and it includes Kannada, English, Hindi and Sanskrit sections. Articles on various subjects are contributed by the students. It contains annual report of the college with a focus on academic, sports, cultural activities and NSS programmes.

The Best Boy, Best Girl, outstanding, Sportsmen and outstanding athletes and other talented students who have brought laurels to the college are felicitated every year. The college also has an environment club and an active debate club.

The college has organized several programmes to enable students to imbibe civic responsibilities to create awareness about AIDS, Pulse-Polio and Environment. Participation of the students in "Lets Walk to Kelageri" - a historic movement to save tanks in Dharwad and in cultural programmes which reflects the themes of National Integrity, Patriotism, uniqueness of Indian culture are the other programmes worth mentioning.

Criterion VI - ORGANIZATION AND MANGEMENT
The college is managed by Basel Mission Higher Education Centre, Dharwad, Karnatak Northern Diocese, CSI. Besides the governing body, the college has various committees. The Principal is the ex-officio Chairman of all the committees. The committees meet periodically and discuss the problems and prospects of the departments concerned. A special committee has been appointed for preparing the academic calendar. The college has multiple-layered mechanism that ensures an efficient and effective internal co-ordination and monitoring in the college.

Every year a Local Inquiry and Affiliation Committee constituted by the University visits the college for affiliation purpose. The Principal and Trustees and the functional committees, of the college monitor the work efficiency of non-teaching staff. The grievance cell committee, the discipline and anti-ragging committee, the examination committee and other committees are working efficiently for the efficient internal co-ordination of the college.

Internal financial audit is done by a professional person every year. The Standard Tuition Fees is fixed by the State Government and it is increased by 10% annually as per the government policy. The revenue budget provision of the college for 2005-2006 was Rs.43.88,500/- The amount actually spent was Rs. 47,03,725/-

The college has an effective academic calendar committee. The problems and the constraints are anticipated and realistic calendar of the year is prepared by the committee. To a great extent all the activities of the college take place according to the calendar of events.

The college has an Employees' Cooperative Credit Society for the benefit of teaching and non-teaching staff. A mechanism of grievances redressal of employees is in operation since last two years. The employees are given the opportunity to get loan facilities from the financial institutions. The college from time to time organizes several welfare programmes for students and employees.

The college has a good in-built mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The superintendent of the office keeps the overall check on all the important records of the college. A suggestion box has been placed prominently in front of the college office for the collection of students grievances about work efficiency of the non-teaching staff as well as the teaching faculty. The college has given computer training to non teaching staff so that their work efficiency would increase. Some of them are also deputed for the official training programme conducted by the Government of Karnataka.

Criterion VII - HEALTHY PRACTICES
The Peer team has observed certain practices that can be considered healthy in respect of the college.

The college has established a good internal quality check mechanism which covers the following :

Meeting with the heads of various teaching and non-teaching staff.

Verification of individual diaries of teachers, attendance registers and prospectus.

Half-yearly feedback from students about the performance of the individual teachers.

Suggestion box for suggestions and grievances.

Grievances and counseling cells.

The college is sensitive to the latest management concepts such as - strategic planning, team work, decision-making and computerization ; and the college encourages the teachers for self development by deputing them under Faculty Improvement Programmes. The teachers are also motivated to attend seminars , conferences. They also undertake research activities.

The administrative and academic services on the campus are almost ICT enabled. The college is making efforts to adopt to the latest technologies in teaching and administration.

National days like - Independence Day, Republic Day and Teachers' Day are observed to inspire the students towards a spirit of patriotism and sense of gratefulness to freedom fighters.

Donation towards Tsunami Relief Fund, Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund by the college staff and students indicates the concern for the fellow beings of our nation.

The college has been making efforts to lend community oriented services. They include -

Association of teachers with social, cultural, religious, literary, professional organizations.

Participation of NCC and NSS volunteers in programme like :

a) AIDS Awareness
b) Pulse Polio
c) Environmental Awareness
d) Construction of class room for a Primary School in NSS adopted village
e) Construction of dams.
f) Rain Water Harvesting programmes
g) Construction of 22 houses by NSS unit for rural people.

The following innovative healthy practices have contributed significantly to the development of the college.

*Organizing - Seminars / Workshops, Short-term courses etc.

*Setting up of NSS book bank

*Identifying and developing talents of the students excelling in the field of sports

*Service to the community through unique NSS activities.

*Service to the students by offering Career Guidance and conducting Campus Interview and conducting free coaching for MBA Entrance Test of State level.

*Service to the students by heeding to their problems and by offering personal counseling.

Section-III
OVERALL ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Twenty institutions including the CSI College of Commerce are run by the Basel Mission Higher education Centre, KND-CSI, Dharwad.

The college has direct linkage with colleges and Universities of Anglican Communion, Newyork, USA and indirect linkage with with Marshall University, USA through the International Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), Dharwad.

The academic audit of the college is done by the University. Besides this, feedback from academic peers and local Governing Body of the college helps the college to pinpoint the shortcomings and limitations found in the syllabi and academic programmes of the college.

Facilities for preparing and using audio-visual aids are available and they are made use of.

For the past two years i.e., 2004-05 and 2005-06, faculty participation in national level programmes is on the increase. This aspect is to be appreciated. The college has undertaken several extension activities for student's learning about the environment and for the development of the community. Effective student participation is listed in the several programmes and certificates are issued for which the institution needs to be appreciated.

The college enjoys ample infrastructural and instructional facilities, thanks to the organisation by the Management where enthusiasm and motivation are observable.

Periodic maintenance of the buildings along with security arrangements, are noteworthy. These resources could be unitised optimally by the Management of the college.

The college campus is clean and pollution free. Specific area for parking of vehicles is provided.

Though the college do not have its own hostel, the facility is provided for the students by the Management. Approximately 10% of the students are inmates of the various hostels.

The college Principal enjoys functional autonomy to function as the academic leader, along with adequate support and direction from the Management.

Guidance and academic support from the former Principals of the College are utilised optimally.

Faculty members of the various departments manifest concern and commitment towards their profession. They willingly discharge curricular and co-curricular transactions in an atmosphere of warmth and human rappose.

Student progression as shown by examination result are good. In 32 years, the college has secured 39 University Ranks this needs to be appreciated.

Students learn in a climate of democracy at college. The spirit of independence among the student is evident in all their programmes of activities. This aspect needs to be commended.

Research work by faculty is evident since 70% of them have undertaken research work in their respective departments.

The extension work of the college is effectively programmed by the NSS volunteers.

Physical Education programmes, which include sports and games, need to be appreciated, since 191 students have brought laurels to the college, with their success in State and National level tournaments in Volleyball, Cricket and others. The Director of Physical Education evinces commitment and motivation for games and sports. It is found that Alumni, who are good at Physical Education render their support in all the activities of physical education.

The village development programme of NSS unit needs to be commended.

Performance - appraisal of faculty by students and by the staff are undertaken effectively.

Remedial teaching, development of Communication Skills and grievance - redressal are attempted effectively.

Campus interview for the outgoing students and placement are utilised adequately.

The Alumni Association assists the college in all its educational activities.

RECOMMENDATIONS :
The college has extension programmes to reach out to the neighbourhood. It is suggested that the college-industry network could also be strengthened.

The college has begun in August 2005 remedial classes for backward students. Remedial teaching could be undertaken in a more systematic way by diagnosis and remedial work relating to students' achievement in subject areas.

It is suggested that hidden abilities and talents in all the students could be manifested by more suitable programmes.

Besides lecture and discussion methods using audio-visual aids, it is essential that innovations in teaching could be attempted by the faculty. Utilising educational technology to facilitate the process of instruction needs to be attempted.

Self appraisal of performance by the teachers and teacher-performance- assessed by students could be made more systematic.

Participation by staff in Computer Literacy Programmes and Yoga training is effected in 2005. Scientific and systematic programmes for teachers' professional growth could be attempted.

The administrative staff could emerge out of their routine work, towards professional growth by orientation programmes on Administrative effectiveness, speeding up of the administrative process with the usage of Information Technology and other modern facilities.

Faculty research needs further motivation. Members could be encouraged to pursue their Ph.D., studies and undertake individual and institutional research projects as required by the current focus on commerce education and computer application.

The Alumni Association needs to be strengthened.

The library has adequate number of text books but more general books for other purposes be added. The reference section of the library is good and adequate IT assistance is adopted. It is worthy to note that the library is kept open in vacation as also during the working days of the college. Open access system is followed. Book-bank and Question-bank facilities could be added to the library which already possesses CDs and DVDs.

The college publishes its updated prospectus and calendar every year.
Students secure financial support through the several scholarships, such as ; Government Scholarship, SC/ST Scholarship, ex-serviceman scholarship and several others.

The college has an employment cell. This cell should be strengthened further with the collaboration and contacts from the industrial and business concerns.

The counselling cell of the college could be made 'Professional' and strengthened further.

Postgraduation in Commerce, Computer Education and Management Sciences are recommended.

Students evince keen interest in developing cognitive competencies in an atmosphere of discipline. In the context of the changing perspective of personal life of students, courses for developing emotional competencies and social skills could also be planned.

CONCLUSION :
The Institution commands adequate infrastructure and institutional facilities, which are essential for higher education, certifying students of Commerce and Computer Applications. The college focuses on value-education apart from cognitive development in students. A good system-maintenance is visible in the working of the institution. Potential for system-renewal is also available.

Concern for the present development and for the future growth are evident. The image of any institution of education is judged by the maturity of vision and the progressive changes, it chalked out.

The CSI College of Commerce was established in the year 1973 with the untiring effort of late R.S. Bangera, the Headmaster of Basel Mission Boys' High School, Dharwad. This teacher has totally dedicated his life for the growth of this college. The Principal and the faculty as well as the non-teaching staff of all cadres are highly committed to the cause of providing education to the poor and the simple youth of Dharwad and neighbouring areas. Students are trained with discipline and five value system in this age of change and speed, where modernisation has its own effect.

The Peer team is happy to find the college is marching towards significant growth in higher education. The members of the Team wish the college further growth and success in all her endeavours.

The peer Team wishes the college greater striving towards growth and excellence.

Dr.S. Lakshmi, Chairperson

Dr.P. Mohamed, Member

Prof. B.G. Jadhav, Member Co-ordinator

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